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Honor 50 smartphone in review: Goes with Google without Huawei

5G is in the mix too. Huawei's subsidiary Honor was also affected by the restrictions against the company. Now that it operates independently on the market, the Honor 50 can be shipped with Google services and 5G. Our review shows what the Android smartphone has to offer beyond that.
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Honor 50

Things have been quiet around Honor for a quite some time, which is why our last Honor review, the Honor 10X Lite, was more than a year ago. The last high-end Honor smartphone in our database was the Honor 20. The manufacturer is now starting anew with the Honor 50, which also uses modern 5G SoCs in addition to Google services after the separation from Huawei. 

The Honor 50 is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G with integrated Adreno 642L graphics as well as 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of internal storage. The Android smartphone is available for about 600 Euros.

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Honor 50 (50 Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G 8 x 1.8 - 2.4 GHz, Kryo 670 (Cortex-A78/A55)
Graphics adapter
Memory
8192 MB 
Display
6.57 inch 19.5:9, 2340 x 1080 pixel 392 PPI, Capacitive, OLED, glossy: yes, 120 Hz
Storage
256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash, 256 GB 
, 235 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: USB-C, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity, compass
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.2, 2G GSM (900/1800 MHz), 3G UMTS WCDMA (900/2100 MHz), 4G LTE (B1/B3/B7/B8/B20/B28/B34/B38/B40), 5G (n1/n3/n7/n8/n28/n38/n40/n41/n77/n78), Dual SIM, LTE, 5G, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.78 x 159.96 x 73.76 ( = 0.31 x 6.3 x 2.9 in)
Battery
4300 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 11
Camera
Primary Camera: 108 MPix (f/1.9, 1/1.52", 0.7µm) + 8MP (ultra-wide, f/2.2, 120˚, 17mm) + 2MP (Bokeh, f/2.4) + 2MP (Macro, f/2.4)
Secondary Camera: 32 MPix f/2.2, 1/3.14"
Additional features
Speakers: Dual, Keyboard: onscreen, Keyboard Light: yes, power supply, usb-c cable, sim-needle, silicon case, Magic UI 4.2, 24 Months Warranty, SAR-Value (head): 0,8 W/kg, SAR-Value (body): 1,1 W/kg, fanless
Weight
175 g ( = 6.17 oz / 0.39 pounds), Power Supply: 135 g ( = 4.76 oz / 0.3 pounds)
Price
600 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

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Possible competitors in comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Drive
Size
Resolution
Best Price
85.2 %
12/2021
Honor 50
SD 778G 5G, Adreno 642
175 g256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.57"2340x1080
84 %
11/2021
Motorola Edge 20
SD 778G 5G, Adreno 642
163 g128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.70"2400x1080
84.9 %
09/2021
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
SD 778G 5G, Adreno 642
189 g128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.50"2400x1080
86.4 %
10/2021
Xiaomi 11T
Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9
203 g128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.67"2400x1080
85.1 %
12/2021
Huawei Nova 9
SD 778G 5G, Adreno 642
175 g128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.57"2340x1080

Case: Lightweight Android phone

Honor manufactures the smartphone with a metal frame with the front and back being made of glass. The build quality is very high and the controls sit firmly in their bezels. However, the smartphone does not have an IP certification. Compared with our other review samples, the Honor 50 is one of the lighter smartphones out there and is slightly shorter than other phones in its class.

Size comparison

164.1 mm / 6.46 inch 76.9 mm / 3.03 inch 8.8 mm / 0.3465 inch 203 g0.4475 lbs163 mm / 6.42 inch 76 mm / 2.99 inch 7 mm / 0.2756 inch 163 g0.3594 lbs159.9 mm / 6.3 inch 75.1 mm / 2.96 inch 8.4 mm / 0.3307 inch 189 g0.4167 lbs160 mm / 6.3 inch 73.7 mm / 2.9 inch 7.77 mm / 0.3059 inch 175 g0.3858 lbs159.96 mm / 6.3 inch 73.76 mm / 2.9 inch 7.78 mm / 0.3063 inch 175 g0.3858 lbs
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Features: No microSD in Honor 50

The Honor 50 allows the use of two NanoSIM cards. VoLTE and VoWi-Fi are supported. A microSD card reader has been omitted and a USB-C port with USB 2.0 standard is available for wired data transfer. DRM Widevine L1 is offered and a Level 3 Camera2 API is also available. There is no notification LED or a 3.5 mm jack.

Right side: volume rocker, power button
Right side: volume rocker, power button
Left side: No connections
Left side: No connections

Software: Honor smartphone with Google services

The operating system of the Honor 50 is based on Android 11 and uses the manufacturer's own Magic UI 4.2 as the user interface. This UI is reminiscent of stock Android but relies on a different structuring of the settings menu and brings its own applications for pictures, videos and the file manager.

The corresponding Google applications are also available and the Play Store can be used without problems. The manufacturer does not install any third-party apps.

Software Honor 50
Software Honor 50
Software Honor 50
Software Honor 50
Software Honor 50
Software Honor 50

Communications and GNSS: With 5G and fast WLAN

The Honor 50 can establish mobile connections in GSM, 3G, LTE, and 5G networks. However, only two GSM and 3G bands are supported. The installed SoC supports LTE Cat. 18, which theoretically allows up to 1200 MBit/s for downlinking and a maximum of 225 MBit/s for uploading data.

NFC, Bluetooth 5.2, and Wi-Fi 6 are available for the Android smartphone in the near field. Testing with our reference Netgear Nighthawk AX12 router, we achieved average speeds of 852 MBit/s during transmission and 769 MBit/s during data reception. This result is enough for a place in the upper range of our test field. The short dip seen in the test curve below occurred regularly in each of the three runs.

Networking
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Xiaomi 11T
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 1200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
884 (817min - 939max) MBit/s ∼100% +4%
Honor 50
Adreno 642, SD 778G 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
852 (384min - 906max) MBit/s ∼96%
Motorola Edge 20
Adreno 642, SD 778G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
697 (664min - 716max) MBit/s ∼79% -18%
Huawei Nova 9
Adreno 642, SD 778G 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
692 (347min - 713max) MBit/s ∼78% -19%
Average of class Smartphone
  (5.59 - 1599, n=280, last 2 years)
480 MBit/s ∼54% -44%
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
Adreno 642, SD 778G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
461 (433min - 470max) MBit/s ∼52% -46%
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Xiaomi 11T
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 1200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
836 (737min - 887max) MBit/s ∼100% +9%
Motorola Edge 20
Adreno 642, SD 778G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
809 (717min - 844max) MBit/s ∼97% +5%
Honor 50
Adreno 642, SD 778G 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
769 (725min - 813max) MBit/s ∼92%
Huawei Nova 9
Adreno 642, SD 778G 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
727 (616min - 781max) MBit/s ∼87% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (15.5 - 1414, n=280, last 2 years)
472 MBit/s ∼56% -39%
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
Adreno 642, SD 778G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
425 (413min - 432max) MBit/s ∼51% -45%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø768 (725-813)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø852 (384-906)
GPS test in the interior
GPS test in the interior
Outdoor GPS test
Outdoor GPS test

The Honor 50 can determine location with GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and Beidou. With the "GPS Test" app, we could achieve an accuracy of up to 4 m outdoors.

Compared with our reference Garmin Edge 500 device, the Honor 50 shows slightly larger deviations especially in curves. However, long straight lines are recorded with a similar accuracy.

GNSS - Summary
GNSS - Summary
GNSS - Turning point
GNSS - Turning point
GNSS - Lake circumnavigation
GNSS - Lake circumnavigation

Phone features and voice quality: Good connection with the Honor 50

The telephony app of the Honor 50 offers quick access to a numeric keypad, saved favorites, and the contact list. During calls, the Android smartphone delivers a high volume and participants can be heard clearly on both sides. Suppression of background noise also works reliably.

Cameras: Extensive video functions

Front camera recording
Front camera recording

The front camera of the Honor 50 can take pictures with a 32 MP sensor. The quality is very good and even fine details and structures are clearly visible. Colors look quite natural, but they can also be adjusted via predefined color filters.

A professional mode is reserved for the main camera on the back, which provides detailed pictures and vivid colors with the 108 MP sensor. In addition, there is an 8 MP camera for ultra-wide-angle shots, which, however, look a bit low in contrast and carry slight blurriness. A 2 MP sensor supports the camera in bokeh shots and another one is available for macro shots. The aforementioned Pro mode allows manual adjustment of focus, ISO, shutter speed, lighting, and white balance.

Video recordings are made with a similar quality as shown in our test photos. Available resolutions include 4K at 30 fps, 1080p (21:9 and 16:9) at 30 and 60 fps, and 720p at 30 fps. The camera software also offers a multi-video function that allows recording videos on a split screen with the front and rear camera simultaneously as well as seamlessly switching between the front and rear shooters. There is no Pro mode for video recording.

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

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The camera of the Honor 50 displays the ColorChecker passport colors a bit stronger than they should be. The test chart is very sharp and also has strong colors. There is a slight contrast weakness in the lower corners.

ColorChecker
5.9 ∆E
3.4 ∆E
5.6 ∆E
9.4 ∆E
3.5 ∆E
5.1 ∆E
4.8 ∆E
7.6 ∆E
5.9 ∆E
6.9 ∆E
6.3 ∆E
3.7 ∆E
7.6 ∆E
10.2 ∆E
7 ∆E
3.6 ∆E
6.6 ∆E
12.9 ∆E
7.8 ∆E
3 ∆E
1.7 ∆E
1.4 ∆E
5.6 ∆E
5.4 ∆E
ColorChecker Honor 50: 5.87 ∆E min: 1.4 - max: 12.92 ∆E
ColorChecker
30 ∆E
55.1 ∆E
39.8 ∆E
34.8 ∆E
45.6 ∆E
62.4 ∆E
53.7 ∆E
36.1 ∆E
44.2 ∆E
29.4 ∆E
65.1 ∆E
64.1 ∆E
31.9 ∆E
47.7 ∆E
37.8 ∆E
76.8 ∆E
44.6 ∆E
42 ∆E
94.3 ∆E
71.4 ∆E
52.5 ∆E
36.9 ∆E
24.4 ∆E
13.9 ∆E
ColorChecker Honor 50: 47.26 ∆E min: 13.91 - max: 94.33 ∆E

Accessories and warranty: Protective cover included

The scope of delivery of the Honor 50 includes a 66 W fast charger with matching USB-C cable, a SIM needle, and a protective silicone case. The warranty period is 24 months.

Input devices & operation: SwiftKey comes standard

Honor uses Microsoft's SwiftKey as the standard keyboard. It offers many customization options and is well suited for entering longer texts. The touchscreen responds quiet reliably. Extensive swipe movements are also possible on the screen without problems.

The highly reliable in-display fingerprint sensor can be used to unlock the smartphone. Face recognition also worked well in the test.

Honor 50 - OnScreen keyboard
Honor 50 - OnScreen keyboard
Honor 50 - OnScreen keyboard
Honor 50 - OnScreen keyboard

Display: 120 Hz screen

Subpixel
Subpixel

The display of the Honor 50 is a 6.57-inch OLED panel with a resolution of 2,340 x 1,080 pixels. The maximum brightness reaches a good 722 cd/m², but only up to 527 cd/m² can be set without an active illumination sensor. Up to 933 cd/m² brightness is achieved in the APL50 test. The lowest adjustable brightness level is 3.68 cd/m², and the display's illumination reaches 97 percent.

Our PWM measurement shows a constant value of 120 Hz across all brightness levels, which can be interpreted as permanently active DC dimming.

722
cd/m²
730
cd/m²
722
cd/m²
721
cd/m²
731
cd/m²
724
cd/m²
715
cd/m²
722
cd/m²
711
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 3
Maximum: 731 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 722 cd/m² Minimum: 3.68 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 97 %
Center on Battery: 731 cd/m²
Contrast: ∞:1 (Black: 0 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 3.1 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.5
ΔE Greyscale 4.2 | 0.64-98 Ø5.7
100% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.19
Honor 50
OLED, 2340x1080, 6.57
Motorola Edge 20
OLED, 2400x1080, 6.70
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.50
Xiaomi 11T
AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.67
Huawei Nova 9
OLED, 2340x1080, 6.57
Screen
0%
14%
24%
20%
Brightness middle
731
479
-34%
736
1%
781
7%
621
-15%
Brightness
722
480
-34%
751
4%
782
8%
632
-12%
Brightness Distribution
97
94
-3%
96
-1%
94
-3%
96
-1%
Black Level *
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
3.1
2.06
34%
2.18
30%
2
35%
1.7
45%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
5.8
4.54
22%
5.69
2%
2.9
50%
2.8
52%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
4.2
3.5
17%
2.1
50%
2.3
45%
2.2
48%
Gamma
2.19 100%
2.205 100%
2.27 97%
2.28 96%
2.17 101%
CCT
6818 95%
6794 96%
6563 99%
6852 95%
6806 96%

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 120.5 Hz ≤ 100 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 120.5 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 100 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 120.5 Hz is very low, so the flickering may cause eyestrain and headaches after extended use.

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 20917 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

The OLED screen of the Honor 50 displays colors with an excellent contrast ratio and delivers deep and rich blacks. The color representation can also be adjusted in the settings menu with predefined modes. Of these, the profile "Vivid" in combination with the color temperature "Warm" provide the lowest deviation of the color components.

CalMAN - Color Fidelity (Vivid, Warm, sRGB)
CalMAN - Color Fidelity (Vivid, Warm, sRGB)
CalMAN - Color Space (Vivid, Warm, sRGB)
CalMAN - Color Space (Vivid, Warm, sRGB)
CalMAN - Grayscale (Vivid, Warm, sRGB)
CalMAN - Grayscale (Vivid, Warm, sRGB)
CalMAN - Saturation (Vivid, Warm, sRGB)
CalMAN - Saturation (Vivid, Warm, sRGB)

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
2.4 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 1.2 ms rise
↘ 1.2 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 1 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (23.8 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
2.4 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 1.2 ms rise
↘ 1.2 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 1 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (37.5 ms).

The Honor 50 can be used well outdoors. The brightness is high enough to display content legibly even in very bright ambient light.

Honor 50 outdoor
Honor 50 outdoor
Honor 50 outdoor
Honor 50 outdoor

The Honor 50's OLED panel shows a slight greenish cast from very flat viewing angles. Apart from that, the content is displayed unaltered.

Honor 50 - viewing angle stability
Honor 50 - viewing angle stability
Honor 50 - viewing angle stability
Honor 50 - viewing angle stability

Performance: On par with the competition

The Honor 50 is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G and 8 GB of RAM to ensure smooth system operation, which also allows running more demanding applications without problems.

In the benchmarks for system performance, the Honor smartphone usually achieves a ranking in the upper range of our test field, behind the Xiaomi 11T. The results of graphics-intensive tests, on the other hand, are a bit more mixed and show lower scores than the comparison devices we chose.

Geekbench 5.3
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Honor 50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
788 Points ∼92%
Motorola Edge 20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
767 Points ∼89% -3%
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 6144
771 Points ∼90% -2%
Xiaomi 11T
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 8192
857 Points ∼100% +9%
Huawei Nova 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
790 Points ∼92% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (765 - 791, n=7)
780 Points ∼91% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (58 - 1755, n=268, last 2 years)
609 Points ∼71% -23%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Honor 50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
2889 Points ∼96%
Motorola Edge 20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
2785 Points ∼93% -4%
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 6144
2808 Points ∼94% -3%
Xiaomi 11T
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 8192
2916 Points ∼97% +1%
Huawei Nova 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
3000 Points ∼100% +4%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (2785 - 3000, n=7)
2864 Points ∼95% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (248 - 4914, n=268, last 2 years)
2066 Points ∼69% -28%
Vulkan Score 5.3 (sort by value)
Honor 50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
2238 Points ∼44%
Motorola Edge 20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
2304 Points ∼45% +3%
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 6144
2216 Points ∼44% -1%
Xiaomi 11T
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 8192
5078 Points ∼100% +127%
Huawei Nova 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
2423 Points ∼48% +8%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (2216 - 2423, n=7)
2293 Points ∼45% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (72 - 7701, n=171, last 2 years)
2227 Points ∼44% 0%
OpenCL Score 5.3 (sort by value)
Honor 50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
2236 Points ∼44%
Motorola Edge 20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
2226 Points ∼44% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 6144
2359 Points ∼47% +6%
Xiaomi 11T
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 8192
5037 Points ∼100% +125%
Huawei Nova 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
2243 Points ∼45% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (2207 - 2359, n=7)
2249 Points ∼45% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (255 - 7514, n=171, last 2 years)
2273 Points ∼45% +2%
PCMark for Android - Work 3.0 (sort by value)
Honor 50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
12076 Points ∼91%
Motorola Edge 20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
13296 Points ∼100% +10%
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 6144
12625 Points ∼95% +5%
Xiaomi 11T
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 8192
12120 Points ∼91% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (9330 - 13296, n=6)
11639 Points ∼88% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4436 - 17085, n=91, last 2 years)
9956 Points ∼75% -18%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
Honor 50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
6340 Points ∼99%
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 6144
6352 Points ∼100% 0%
Xiaomi 11T
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 8192
Points ∼0% -100%
Huawei Nova 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
6358 Points ∼100% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (6340 - 6409, n=6)
6373 Points ∼100% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (68 - 11256, n=227, last 2 years)
3590 Points ∼56% -43%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
Honor 50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
7224 Points ∼99%
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 6144
7241 Points ∼100% 0%
Xiaomi 11T
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 8192
Points ∼0% -100%
Huawei Nova 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
7276 Points ∼100% +1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (7189 - 7276, n=6)
7235 Points ∼99% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (54 - 16670, n=227, last 2 years)
4182 Points ∼57% -42%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
Honor 50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
4439 Points ∼99%
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 6144
4442 Points ∼99% 0%
Xiaomi 11T
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 8192
Points ∼0% -100%
Huawei Nova 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
4410 Points ∼98% -1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (4410 - 4605, n=6)
4493 Points ∼100% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (677 - 5301, n=227, last 2 years)
2894 Points ∼64% -35%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
Honor 50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
6638 Points ∼83%
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 6144
6559 Points ∼82% -1%
Xiaomi 11T
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 8192
8041 Points ∼100% +21%
Huawei Nova 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
6639 Points ∼83% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (6398 - 6703, n=6)
6566 Points ∼82% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (149 - 11895, n=255, last 2 years)
4455 Points ∼55% -33%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Honor 50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
7536 Points ∼64%
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 6144
7496 Points ∼64% -1%
Xiaomi 11T
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 8192
11770 Points ∼100% +56%
Huawei Nova 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
7618 Points ∼65% +1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (7199 - 7618, n=6)
7488 Points ∼64% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (122 - 31940, n=255, last 2 years)
5766 Points ∼49% -23%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Honor 50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
4684 Points ∼96%
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 6144
4563 Points ∼93% -3%
Xiaomi 11T
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 8192
3813 Points ∼78% -19%
Huawei Nova 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
4580 Points ∼94% -2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (4224 - 6394, n=6)
4895 Points ∼100% +5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (651 - 6394, n=253, last 2 years)
3137 Points ∼64% -33%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
Honor 50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
5027 Points ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 6144
4967 Points ∼99% -1%
Xiaomi 11T
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 8192
Points ∼0% -100%
Huawei Nova 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
5018 Points ∼100% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (4967 - 5065, n=6)
5029 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (78 - 9138, n=224, last 2 years)
2774 Points ∼55% -45%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
Honor 50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
5178 Points ∼99%
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 6144
5140 Points ∼99% -1%
Xiaomi 11T
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 8192
Points ∼0% -100%
Huawei Nova 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
5218 Points ∼100% +1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (5140 - 5218, n=6)
5192 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (62 - 11573, n=224, last 2 years)
2932 Points ∼56% -43%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
Honor 50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
4561 Points ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 6144
4444 Points ∼97% -3%
Xiaomi 11T
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 8192
Points ∼0% -100%
Huawei Nova 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
4423 Points ∼97% -3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (4423 - 4592, n=6)
4509 Points ∼99% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (688 - 5318, n=224, last 2 years)
2918 Points ∼64% -36%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
Honor 50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
5375 Points ∼74%
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 6144
5355 Points ∼74% 0%
Xiaomi 11T
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 8192
7256 Points ∼100% +35%
Huawei Nova 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
5435 Points ∼75% +1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (5032 - 5469, n=6)
5317 Points ∼73% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (91 - 9839, n=257, last 2 years)
3667 Points ∼51% -32%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Honor 50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
5614 Points ∼67%
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 6144
5591 Points ∼67% 0%
Xiaomi 11T
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 8192
8353 Points ∼100% +49%
Huawei Nova 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
5637 Points ∼67% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (5103 - 5651, n=6)
5540 Points ∼66% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (73 - 16221, n=257, last 2 years)
4294 Points ∼51% -24%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Honor 50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
4677 Points ∼94%
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 6144
4664 Points ∼94% 0%
Xiaomi 11T
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 8192
4971 Points ∼100% +6%
Huawei Nova 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
4831 Points ∼97% +3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (4166 - 4942, n=6)
4634 Points ∼93% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (635 - 5793, n=257, last 2 years)
3165 Points ∼64% -32%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited (sort by value)
Honor 50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
4300 Points ∼89%
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 6144
4250 Points ∼88% -1%
Xiaomi 11T
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 8192
Points ∼0% -100%
Huawei Nova 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
4810 Points ∼100% +12%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (4002 - 4810, n=6)
4320 Points ∼90% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (426 - 6977, n=197, last 2 years)
2666 Points ∼55% -38%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Honor 50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
5302 Points ∼99%
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 6144
5263 Points ∼98% -1%
Xiaomi 11T
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 8192
Points ∼0% -100%
Huawei Nova 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
5370 Points ∼100% +1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (5263 - 5370, n=6)
5321 Points ∼99% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (349 - 11259, n=197, last 2 years)
2998 Points ∼56% -43%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Honor 50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
2588 Points ∼73%
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 6144
2539 Points ∼72% -2%
Xiaomi 11T
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 8192
Points ∼0% -100%
Huawei Nova 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
3523 Points ∼100% +36%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (2137 - 3523, n=6)
2654 Points ∼75% +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1786 - 4061, n=197, last 2 years)
2651 Points ∼75% +2%
Wild Life Score (sort by value)
Honor 50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
2492 Points ∼60%
Motorola Edge 20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
2505 Points ∼60% +1%
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 6144
2490 Points ∼60% 0%
Xiaomi 11T
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 8192
4179 Points ∼100% +68%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (2465 - 2505, n=6)
2490 Points ∼60% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (153 - 9680, n=135, last 2 years)
2938 Points ∼70% +18%
Wild Life Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Honor 50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
2501 Points ∼60%
Motorola Edge 20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
2499 Points ∼60% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 6144
2485 Points ∼59% -1%
Xiaomi 11T
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 8192
4194 Points ∼100% +68%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (2321 - 2501, n=6)
2466 Points ∼59% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (174 - 11700, n=132, last 2 years)
3041 Points ∼73% +22%
Wild Life Extreme (sort by value)
Honor 50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
694 Points ∼54%
Motorola Edge 20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
695 Points ∼54% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 6144
690 Points ∼53% -1%
Xiaomi 11T
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 8192
1291 Points ∼100% +86%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (690 - 695, n=6)
693 Points ∼54% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (102 - 3080, n=83, last 2 years)
908 Points ∼70% +31%
Wild Life Extreme Unlimited (sort by value)
Honor 50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
689 Points ∼57%
Motorola Edge 20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
690 Points ∼57% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 6144
687 Points ∼57% 0%
Xiaomi 11T
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 8192
1205 Points ∼100% +75%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (684 - 690, n=6)
688 Points ∼57% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (101 - 4236, n=82, last 2 years)
927 Points ∼77% +35%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex Onscreen (sort by value)
Honor 50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
99 fps ∼85%
Motorola Edge 20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
116 fps ∼100% +17%
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 6144
108 fps ∼93% +9%
Xiaomi 11T
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 8192
116 fps ∼100% +17%
Huawei Nova 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
60 fps ∼52% -39%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (60 - 116, n=7)
91.3 fps ∼79% -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (8.2 - 143, n=207, last 2 years)
64.6 fps ∼56% -35%
1920x1080 T-Rex Offscreen (sort by value)
Honor 50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
133 fps ∼72%
Motorola Edge 20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
133 fps ∼72% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 6144
132 fps ∼71% -1%
Xiaomi 11T
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 8192
185 fps ∼100% +39%
Huawei Nova 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
133 fps ∼72% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (132 - 134, n=7)
133 fps ∼72% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4.3 - 425, n=207, last 2 years)
123 fps ∼66% -8%
GFXBench 3.0
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
Honor 50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
68 fps ∼64%
Motorola Edge 20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
69 fps ∼65% +1%
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 6144
69 fps ∼65% +1%
Xiaomi 11T
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 8192
106 fps ∼100% +56%
Huawei Nova 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
59 fps ∼56% -13%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (59 - 69, n=7)
65.9 fps ∼62% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4.5 - 121, n=206, last 2 years)
51.9 fps ∼49% -24%
1920x1080 1080p Manhattan Offscreen (sort by value)
Honor 50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
77 fps ∼63%
Motorola Edge 20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
78 fps ∼64% +1%
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 6144
77 fps ∼63% 0%
Xiaomi 11T
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 8192
122 fps ∼100% +58%
Huawei Nova 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
79 fps ∼65% +3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (77 - 79, n=7)
78 fps ∼64% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 251, n=207, last 2 years)
71.3 fps ∼58% -7%
GFXBench 3.1
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen (sort by value)
Honor 50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
48 fps ∼64%
Motorola Edge 20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
49 fps ∼65% +2%
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 6144
49 fps ∼65% +2%
Xiaomi 11T
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 8192
75 fps ∼100% +56%
Huawei Nova 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
53 fps ∼71% +10%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (48 - 53, n=7)
49.9 fps ∼67% +4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (3.1 - 106, n=205, last 2 years)
40.3 fps ∼54% -16%
1920x1080 Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen (sort by value)
Honor 50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
56 fps ∼71%
Motorola Edge 20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
56 fps ∼71% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 6144
56 fps ∼71% 0%
Xiaomi 11T
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 8192
79 fps ∼100% +41%
Huawei Nova 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
57 fps ∼72% +2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (56 - 57, n=7)
56.4 fps ∼71% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.4 - 169, n=205, last 2 years)
49.1 fps ∼62% -12%
GFXBench
on screen Car Chase Onscreen (sort by value)
Honor 50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
28 fps ∼64%
Motorola Edge 20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
29 fps ∼66% +4%
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 6144
28 fps ∼64% 0%
Xiaomi 11T
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 8192
44 fps ∼100% +57%
Huawei Nova 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
31 fps ∼70% +11%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (28 - 31, n=7)
28.9 fps ∼66% +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (3.3 - 61, n=204, last 2 years)
25.2 fps ∼57% -10%
1920x1080 Car Chase Offscreen (sort by value)
Honor 50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
33 fps ∼72%
Motorola Edge 20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
33 fps ∼72% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 6144
33 fps ∼72% 0%
Xiaomi 11T
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 8192
46 fps ∼100% +39%
Huawei Nova 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
33 fps ∼72% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (33 - 33, n=7)
33 fps ∼72% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.8 - 96.6, n=204, last 2 years)
29.4 fps ∼64% -11%
on screen Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Honor 50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
32 fps ∼65%
Motorola Edge 20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
30 fps ∼61% -6%
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 6144
30 fps ∼61% -6%
Xiaomi 11T
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 8192
49 fps ∼100% +53%
Huawei Nova 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
35 fps ∼71% +9%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (30 - 35, n=7)
31.6 fps ∼64% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.5 - 73, n=268, last 2 years)
25.7 fps ∼52% -20%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Honor 50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
38 fps ∼72%
Motorola Edge 20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
34 fps ∼64% -11%
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 6144
34 fps ∼64% -11%
Xiaomi 11T
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 8192
53 fps ∼100% +39%
Huawei Nova 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
38 fps ∼72% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (34 - 39, n=7)
36 fps ∼68% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.9 - 257, n=268, last 2 years)
30.3 fps ∼57% -20%
on screen Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Honor 50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
20 fps ∼61%
Motorola Edge 20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
19 fps ∼58% -5%
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 6144
19 fps ∼58% -5%
Xiaomi 11T
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 8192
33 fps ∼100% +65%
Huawei Nova 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
22 fps ∼67% +10%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (19 - 22, n=7)
19.9 fps ∼60% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2.1 - 60, n=269, last 2 years)
17.2 fps ∼52% -14%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Honor 50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
14 fps ∼67%
Motorola Edge 20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
13 fps ∼62% -7%
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 6144
13 fps ∼62% -7%
Xiaomi 11T
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 8192
21 fps ∼100% +50%
Huawei Nova 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
14 fps ∼67% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (13 - 14, n=7)
13.4 fps ∼64% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.7 - 101, n=269, last 2 years)
11.7 fps ∼56% -16%
Antutu v9 - Total Score (sort by value)
Honor 50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
519177 Points ∼91%
Motorola Edge 20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
520706 Points ∼91% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 6144
438254 Points ∼77% -16%
Xiaomi 11T
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 8192
570375 Points ∼100% +10%
Huawei Nova 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
467593 Points ∼82% -10%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (438254 - 520706, n=7)
495281 Points ∼87% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (117053 - 815441, n=70, last 2 years)
504373 Points ∼88% -3%
BaseMark OS II
Overall (sort by value)
Honor 50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
5002 Points ∼94%
Motorola Edge 20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
4615 Points ∼87% -8%
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 6144
4349 Points ∼82% -13%
Xiaomi 11T
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 8192
5319 Points ∼100% +6%
Huawei Nova 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
4950 Points ∼93% -1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (4321 - 5002, n=7)
4688 Points ∼88% -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (615 - 8124, n=191, last 2 years)
3935 Points ∼74% -21%
System (sort by value)
Honor 50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
9880 Points ∼91%
Motorola Edge 20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
8751 Points ∼81% -11%
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 6144
9089 Points ∼84% -8%
Xiaomi 11T
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 8192
9292 Points ∼86% -6%
Huawei Nova 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
10816 Points ∼100% +9%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (8751 - 10816, n=7)
9755 Points ∼90% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1160 - 19657, n=191, last 2 years)
7133 Points ∼66% -28%
Memory (sort by value)
Honor 50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
6307 Points ∼88%
Motorola Edge 20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
5234 Points ∼73% -17%
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 6144
4269 Points ∼60% -32%
Xiaomi 11T
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 8192
7144 Points ∼100% +13%
Huawei Nova 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
6372 Points ∼89% +1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (3956 - 6372, n=7)
5217 Points ∼73% -17%
Average of class Smartphone
  (522 - 9044, n=191, last 2 years)
4628 Points ∼65% -27%
Graphics (sort by value)
Honor 50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
6659 Points ∼89%
Motorola Edge 20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
6763 Points ∼90% +2%
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 6144
6783 Points ∼90% +2%
Xiaomi 11T
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 8192
7516 Points ∼100% +13%
Huawei Nova 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
6726 Points ∼89% +1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (6654 - 6783, n=7)
6714 Points ∼89% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (349 - 25642, n=191, last 2 years)
6256 Points ∼83% -6%
Web (sort by value)
Honor 50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
1509 Points ∼94%
Motorola Edge 20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
1465 Points ∼91% -3%
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 6144
1359 Points ∼85% -10%
Xiaomi 11T
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 8192
1604 Points ∼100% +6%
Huawei Nova 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642, 8192
1295 Points ∼81% -14%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (1295 - 1534, n=7)
1419 Points ∼88% -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (10 - 2392, n=191, last 2 years)
1332 Points ∼83% -12%

In the browser benchmarks, the Honor 50 always achieves second place in our tests. Close on the heels of the Honor 50 are the Xiaomi 11T and the Motorola Edge 20 with the Edge 20 always leading the comparison. In everyday use, this rating is reflected in smoothly scrolling websites and fast loading of media content.

Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Motorola Edge 20 (Chrome 95)
86.797 Points ∼100% +14%
Honor 50 (Chrome 96)
76.107 Points ∼88%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G (58.8 - 86.8, n=7)
74.6 Points ∼86% -2%
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G (Chrome 93)
71.757 Points ∼83% -6%
Huawei Nova 9 (Huawei Browser 12.0.0.303)
58.793 Points ∼68% -23%
Average of class Smartphone (12.4 - 182, n=184, last 2 years)
55.1 Points ∼63% -28%
Xiaomi 11T (Chrome 94.0.4606.85)
51.758 Points ∼60% -32%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Motorola Edge 20 (Chrome 95)
148.8 Points ∼100% +1%
Honor 50 (Chrome 96)
147.5 Points ∼99%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G (103 - 155, n=7)
132 Points ∼89% -11%
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G (Chrome 93)
118.13 Points ∼79% -20%
Xiaomi 11T (Chrome 94.0.4606.85)
117.59 Points ∼79% -20%
Huawei Nova 9 (Huawei Browser 12.0.0.303)
102.59 Points ∼69% -30%
Average of class Smartphone (10.8 - 414, n=192, last 2 years)
101 Points ∼68% -32%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Motorola Edge 20 (Chrome 95)
131 Points ∼100% +28%
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G (Chrome 93)
107 Points ∼82% +5%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G (93 - 131, n=7)
106 Points ∼81% +4%
Honor 50 (Chrome 96)
102 Points ∼78%
Huawei Nova 9 (Huawei Browser 12.0.0.303)
96 Points ∼73% -6%
Average of class Smartphone (20 - 252, n=197, last 2 years)
83.5 Points ∼64% -18%
Xiaomi 11T (Chrome 94.0.4606.85)
70 Points ∼53% -31%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Motorola Edge 20 (Chrome 95)
31783 Points ∼100% +2%
Honor 50 (Chrome 96)
31134 Points ∼98%
Xiaomi 11T (Chrome 94.0.4606.85)
29912 Points ∼94% -4%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G (23915 - 31915, n=7)
28217 Points ∼89% -9%
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G (Chrome 93)
25119 Points ∼79% -19%
Huawei Nova 9 (Huawei Browser 12.0.0.303)
23915 Points ∼75% -23%
Average of class Smartphone (1986 - 64222, n=203, last 2 years)
19795 Points ∼62% -36%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (414 - 29635, n=205, last 2 years)
3599 ms * ∼100% -152%
Huawei Nova 9 (Huawei Browser 12.0.0.303)
1892.7 ms * ∼53% -33%
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G (Chrome 93)
1802.2 ms * ∼50% -26%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G (1323 - 1893, n=7)
1569 ms * ∼44% -10%
Xiaomi 11T (Chrome 94.0.4606.85)
1444.3 ms * ∼40% -1%
Honor 50 (Chrome 96)
1426.7 ms * ∼40%
Motorola Edge 20 (Chrome 95)
1344.1 ms * ∼37% +6%

* ... smaller is better

Honor installs a 256 GB UFS 2.1 storage in our test model of the Honor 50. It achieves average speeds and is thus on par with comparable smartphones. Alternatively, the Honor 50 is also offered with a 128 GB internal storage.

Honor 50Motorola Edge 20Samsung Galaxy A52s 5GXiaomi 11THuawei Nova 9Average 256 GB UFS 2.1 FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
-17%
-22%
11%
2%
-37%
-35%
Sequential Read 256KB
984.07
1010.9
3%
951
-3%
1789.59
82%
1030.02
5%
819 ?(496 - 984, n=21)
-17%
843 ?(45.6 - 2037, n=271, last 2 years)
-14%
Sequential Write 256KB
609
471.4
-23%
486.5
-20%
942.08
55%
758.84
25%
331 ?(199 - 609, n=21)
-46%
386 ?(11.9 - 1321, n=271, last 2 years)
-37%
Random Read 4KB
245.71
190.2
-23%
168.2
-32%
139.3
-43%
229.56
-7%
162 ?(108 - 246, n=21)
-34%
148 ?(13.5 - 325, n=271, last 2 years)
-40%
Random Write 4KB
280.18
210.6
-25%
192.5
-31%
133.27
-52%
239.23
-15%
135 ?(22.1 - 280, n=21)
-52%
140 ?(5.5 - 330, n=271, last 2 years)
-50%

Games: Gaming at high details

The internal graphics unit Qualcomm Adreno 642L in the Honor 50 delivers enough performance to render even more demanding games smoothly. The titles we tested did not show any stutters or the likes even with high graphics settings. The operation via the touchscreen was also very good.

Armajet
Armajet
PUBG Mobile
PUBG Mobile

Emissions: Stable performance under load

Temperature

The surface temperatures of the Honor 50 rise up to 34.7 °C during heavy load. Thus, the smartphone feels warm but never gets too hot. The demanding 3DMark stress tests also show that the performance is maintained without drops over a long period.

Max. Load
 34.7 °C
94 F
34.2 °C
94 F
34.5 °C
94 F
 
 34.3 °C
94 F
32.7 °C
91 F
33.1 °C
92 F
 
 33.4 °C
92 F
32.7 °C
91 F
33 °C
91 F
 
Maximum: 34.7 °C = 94 F
Average: 33.6 °C = 92 F
30.7 °C
87 F
31 °C
88 F
32.5 °C
91 F
29.8 °C
86 F
30.6 °C
87 F
33 °C
91 F
29 °C
84 F
29.4 °C
85 F
32.1 °C
90 F
Maximum: 33 °C = 91 F
Average: 30.9 °C = 88 F
Power Supply (max.)  28.3 °C = 83 F | Room Temperature 21.5 °C = 71 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated) & Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 33.6 °C / 92 F, compared to the average of 32.9 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 34.7 °C / 94 F, compared to the average of 35.1 °C / 95 F, ranging from 22 to 52.9 °C for the class Smartphone.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 33 °C / 91 F, compared to the average of 33.8 °C / 93 F
(±) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 32.4 °C / 90 F, compared to the device average of 32.9 °C / 91 F.

3DMark Wild Life Stress Test

3DMark
Wild Life Stress Test Stability
Honor 50
Adreno 642, SD 778G 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
99.4 (14.9min) % ∼100%
Xiaomi 11T
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 1200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
95.2 (23.7min) % ∼96% -4%
Wild Life Extreme Stress Test
Honor 50
Adreno 642, SD 778G 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
99.8 (4.14min) % ∼100%
Xiaomi 11T
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 1200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
91 (6.98min) % ∼91% -9%
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Honor 50 Adreno 642, SD 778G 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.5.1: Ø4.15 (4.14-4.15)
Xiaomi 11T Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 1200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.5.1: Ø7.08 (6.98-7.67)
Honor 50 Adreno 642, SD 778G 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø14.9 (14.9-15)
Xiaomi 11T Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 1200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø24.6 (23.7-24.8)
Thermal image - top side
Thermal image - top side
Thermal image - bottom side
Thermal image - bottom side

Loudspeaker

The speakers of the Honor 50 play relatively loud and offer a sound spectrum that is pronounced on the higher tones. Thus, they are well suited for reproducing speech content. However, external speakers or headphones are recommended for listening to music or for more extensive media consumption.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2031.838.8252445.43116.140.84027.641.35032.342.46323.440.9802245.71002242.21252143.116017.947.920013.355.125015.257.131513.258.540011.564.250012.269.663012.371.880013.369.7100014.574.4125012.276160011.280.1200011.781250012.184.2315012.785.6400013.683.6500013.180.5630013.677.9800013.178.41000013.675.91250013.672.71600013.563.8SPL2592.7N0.689.8median 13.3median 72.7Delta1.210.5373825.628.229.12523.425.336.839.428.431.924.836.322.436.719.242.916.955.615.650.813.854.713.461.913.361.213.865.81268.512.774.612.276.11378.213.779.813.276.513.474.81376.213.377.213.674.613.379.813.878.113.774.61463.913.55825.588.60.777.4median 13.5median 74.60.79.2hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseHonor 50Xiaomi 11T
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Honor 50 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (92.7 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 22.1% lower than median
(+) | bass is linear (5.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.5% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 8.1% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (3.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (17.2% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 5% of all tested devices in this class were better, 5% similar, 89% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 29% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 64% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Xiaomi 11T audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (88.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 24.1% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (9.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | reduced mids - on average 5.1% lower than median
(+) | mids are linear (4.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 1.9% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (16.1% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 3% of all tested devices in this class were better, 2% similar, 95% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 23% of all tested devices were better, 5% similar, 72% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Battery life: Smartphone with long runtime

Power consumption

Our measurements indicate an average power consumption of 2.98 W for the Honor 50 in our idle scenario, which is slightly higher than the other smartphones in our test. The values under load, on the other hand, are on par with comparable devices.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.03 / 0.19 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 1.02 / 2.98 / 3.11 Watt
Load midlight 3.59 / 7.12 Watt
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Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Currently we use the Metrahit Energy, a professional single phase power quality and energy measurement digital multimeter, for our measurements. Find out more about it here. All of our test methods can be found here.
Honor 50
4300 mAh
Motorola Edge 20
4000 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
4500 mAh
Xiaomi 11T
5000 mAh
Huawei Nova 9
4300 mAh
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
19%
17%
14%
6%
14%
12%
Idle Minimum *
1.02
1
2%
1.2
-18%
0.78
24%
0.96
6%
0.977 ?(0.78 - 1.2, n=6)
4%
0.933 ?(0.12 - 2.5, n=215, last 2 years)
9%
Idle Average *
2.98
1.3
56%
1.4
53%
1.86
38%
2.47
17%
1.903 ?(1.3 - 2.98, n=6)
36%
1.774 ?(0.65 - 3.94, n=215, last 2 years)
40%
Idle Maximum *
3.11
1.6
49%
1.7
45%
1.88
40%
2.55
18%
2.09 ?(1.6 - 3.11, n=6)
33%
2 ?(0.69 - 4.01, n=215, last 2 years)
36%
Load Average *
3.59
3.9
-9%
3.6
-0%
3.98
-11%
3.85
-7%
3.68 ?(3.23 - 3.9, n=6)
-3%
4.43 ?(2.1 - 8.4, n=215, last 2 years)
-23%
Load Maximum *
7.12
7.2
-1%
6.9
3%
8.78
-23%
7.43
-4%
7.19 ?(6.9 - 7.43, n=6)
-1%
7.33 ?(3.56 - 12.3, n=215, last 2 years)
-3%

* ... smaller is better

Leistungsaufnahme: Geekbench (150 cd/m²)

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Honor 50 Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G: Ø3.88 (1.16-7.96)
Xiaomi 11T MediaTek Dimensity 1200: Ø4.27 (1.04-9.35)

Leistungsaufnahme: GFXBench (150 cd/m²)

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Xiaomi 11T MediaTek Dimensity 1200; 1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Offscreen: Ø6.92 (4.23-8.2)
Honor 50 Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G; 1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Offscreen: Ø3.99 (3.04-4.7)
Honor 50 Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G; Idle 1min: Ø1.585 (1.497-1.802)
Xiaomi 11T MediaTek Dimensity 1200; Idle 1min: Ø1.202 (1.149-1.311)

Battery life

In our practical WLAN test, the Honor 50 achieves a runtime of just over 15 hours. Thus, it can utilize its 4,300 mAh battery quite well.

The included 66 W power adapter fully recharges the Honor smartphone in about 45 minutes.

Battery Runtime
WiFi Websurfing
15h 07min
Honor 50
4300 mAh
Motorola Edge 20
4000 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
4500 mAh
Xiaomi 11T
5000 mAh
Huawei Nova 9
4300 mAh
Battery Runtime
WiFi v1.3
907
716
-21%
721
-21%
813
-10%
652
-28%

Pros

+ 120 Hz display
+ Google services are supported again
+ good camera
+ good performance

Cons

- no jack connector
- only two GSM bands
- no memory card slot

Verdict: Honor on par with the competition again

In review: Honor 50. Test device provided by: Honor Germany
In review: Honor 50. Test device provided by: Honor Germany

The Honor 50 is a high-quality smartphone as is known and expected from the manufacturer. The build quality is correspondingly good, and the camera's pictures and overall system performance are also quite convincing. The long battery life and the included quick charger round off the smartphone package.

With Google services and 5G, the Honor 50 once again becomes serious competition for upper mid-range smartphones.

The formal separation from Huawei also means that Honor is no longer subject to the trade restrictions that prevented the use of different technologies. Thus, the Android phone can now be shipped with Google services again and is allowed to use a current Qualcomm chip with 5G. This ensures decent competition against devices like the Xiaomi 11T or the Motorola Edge 20.

Which restrictions will continue to be present in the parent company will be known in the soon to be published review of the externally identical Huawei Nova 9.

Price and availability

The Honor 50 is available now and can be purchased at Amazon at a price that is considerably lower than the RRP.

Honor 50 - 12/20/2021 v7
Mike Wobker

Chassis
86%
Keyboard
66 / 75 → 88%
Pointing Device
95%
Connectivity